The goal set by the presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea of reducing the number of new cases of the deadly disease to zero by April 15 can be reached – but only if local communities stop unsafe burials and healing practices that involve human contact, the UN
Ebola chief said Wednesday. Dr. David Nabarro told the UN General Assembly that there are now 10 times fewer people diagnosed with Ebola each week than there were last September. But he said preventing the final 10 percent of infections – about 120 to 130 new cases per week – is probably going to be the hardest because it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. The three presidents vowed to end Ebola in 60 days at a summit in Guinea on Sunday.